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HTMLPost-election planning | The Only thing that is Constant is Change
Sophie Dworetzsky, Christopher Groves; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2015, previously published on May 6, 2015
Anyone following UK politics or tax policy would be well advised to remind themselves of Heraclitus' insight. As we contemplate what many are understandably terming the most important election in decades, let us take a moment to take stock of the possible implications for us, our clients and the...

 

HTMLWhen a Revocation Clause Does Not Revoke
Paul Hewitt, Phineas Hirsch; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 12, 2015
The Royal Court of Jersey was asked to decide whether a revocation clause in a Will dealing exclusively with the testator's assets in Zimbabwe revoked a previous Will dealing with the testator's overseas estate.

 

HTMLCourt Can Act as Bondsman and Require Contractors to Procure Warranties Through Specific Performance
Suriya Edwards, Julie Teal; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on April 30, 2015
We come across situations sometimes where contractors agree to enter into contract with clients, with a form of bond or collateral warranty attached to the contract. The contract is signed and works commence on site. Both the contractor and the client are well into the project. The contractor then...

 

HTMLDealing with The Press: Top Ten Tips for Legacy Officers
Rupert Cowper-Coles, Paola Fudakowska; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 12, 2015
A legacy officer's role can involve difficult disputes with families and strong emotions can be aroused. In such disputes intrinsic human interest - and the risk of accompanying media interest - is always there. If your charity is ill-prepared, handles the press badly, or fails to take action after...

 

HTMLSay What You Mean - A Fine Distinction in Reading v Reading
Paul Hewitt, Natasha Oakshett; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 12, 2015
Say what you mean, but make sure you do so correctly. Good advice for any will draftsman, especially when it comes to legal terms that may have different meanings for lay persons and for lawyers.

 

HTMLElection Results: A Completely New Political Map
Sophie Dworetzsky, Christopher Groves; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 8, 2015
Many had understandably termed this the most important election in decades, but even then no one predicted what has actually just happened - the complete recasting of the British political landscape. It can only be assumed that a number of parties will be rethinking their approach, federalism might...

 

HTMLBringing a Financial Provision Claim 18 Years on in Northern Ireland
Paul Hewitt, Lizzie Scott; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 12, 2015
Mr and Mrs Beckett married in 1958. They had two sons but later separated. Mr Beckett, who owned and farmed around 222 acres of land in County Antrim, began cohabiting with a Ms Herd and lived with her until his death in 1996. His Will left everything to Ms Herd. Mrs Beckett applied under the...

 

HTMLBirdseye and Privilege
Katie Jackson; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 12, 2015
Obtaining information, and then being able to use it, brings obvious benefits to those seeking to put right errors in the will drafting process or the administration of an estate (or trust). Often that information is held by solicitors who can claim privilege. Overcoming that obstacle may be...

 

HTMLPreventing a Proprietary Estoppel Claim
Paul Hewitt, Geoffrey Kertesz; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 12, 2015
Yet this unhappy family dispute is precisely the situation that confronted Paul Hewitt and Geoffrey Kertesz. After various twists and turns, the dispute was resolved shortly after a contested hearing not on the merits, but on a procedural point, namely whether the claimants could introduce a new...

 

HTMLCourt of Protection Deputyships
Julia Abrey, Stephen Richards; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 12, 2015, previously published on April 06, 2015
A Deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection when a person lacks mental capacity to make either financial or health and welfare decisions, has not appointed anybody to act for them in these matters and day to day decisions need to be taken to manage or supervise their property and financial...

 


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